BARSTOW — A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of threatening two people with a handgun Tuesday night, authorities said.

Just after 6 p.m., officers from the Barstow Police Department received a 911 call of a man brandishing a firearm in the 900 block of East Main Street in Barstow. The caller reported the suspect, Raymond Hunter, 37, of Los Angeles, had just pointed a gun at two people and provided a physical description of Hunter and the last location they saw him.

Officers David Edwards and Brian Pena arrived on scene and observed a person matching the description of Hunter standing in front of the Route 66 Motel and made contact with him, police said.

Through further investigation, Edwards and Pena learned that one of the victims and Hunter got into a disagreement and an argument ensued, during which Hunter produced a handgun and pointed it at both victims, threatening to kill them.

Upon seeing the handgun, both victims fled and once in a safe location called 911, police said.

Edwards and Pena conducted an in-field show-up with both victims and they positively identified Hunter as the suspect. Officers also searched the area for the firearm but did not locate one, officials said. 

Hunter was arrested and booked at the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto. 

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-782-7436 or visit